Earlier this year, L3Harris Technologies delivered its 3,000th Small Tactical Optical Rifle-Mounted STORM-SLX laser rangefinder system to the US Army, the company announced on 16 March.

Part of the L3Harris STORM family of precision targeting systems, of which more than 17,000 have been delivered over the last 15 years, the latest STORM-SLX offers enhanced performance over that of its predecessor. The STORM family continues to be the only US Army-qualified laser rangefinders available to the dismounted soldier.

Our STORM portfolio has supported the US Army for more than 15 years, enabling the dismounted soldier to locate and engage targets with much greater accuracy, significantly improving overall mission effectiveness,” said Lynn Bollengier, President, Integrated Vision Solutions at L3Harris. “We […] continue to invest in next-generation technologies, like our STORM 2 rangefinder, to further increase that advantage.”

STORM 2 will provide soldiers with enhanced performance at extended ranges during field manoeuvres, surveillance and engagement, while enabling them to remain undetected during dismounted and vehicle-mounted missions. L3Harris received a seven-year, $215 million (€193 million) US Army contract for STORM 2 last year.

The STORM family of laser rangefinders (STORM-SLX) pictured is the only US Army-qualified device available for infantry dismounts. (Photo: L3Harris Technologies)

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